Jan Janszoon de Heem

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Jan Janszoon de Heem (bapt. 2 July 1650, Antwerp – after 1695) was a Dutch Golden Age still-life painter and the son of Jan Davidszoon de Heem (1606–1684) and the half-brother of Cornelis de Heem (1631–1995).[1][2] This family of still-life specialists, of which father Jan Davidszoon de Heem is the most significant, had a strong impact on the genre throughout the north and south Netherlands.[3]

Jan Janszoon de Heem, still life (1685).

Jan was baptised in Antwerp on 2 July 1650, but was trained by his father in Utrecht.[1] His works, in fact, are nearly indistinguishable from his father's, and the fact that they both signed them as J de Heem have meant that many paintings in major collections attributed to Jan Davidszoon are actually by Jan Janszoon.[1]

David de Heem the Elder 1570-1632
Jan Davidsz. de Heem 1606-1683
David Davidsz de Heem
David de Heem 1628-? Cornelis de Heem 1631-1695 Jan Janszoon de Heem 1650-1695
David Cornelisz de Heem 1663-1701


  1. ^ a b c Sam Segal, "Jan [Johannes] Jansz. de Heem," Grove Art Online, Oxford University Press [accessed 21 April 2008].
  2. ^ Many sources, including the Getty Union name Index, have conflicting information about two Jans, both with the same birth and death dates, but one being the child of the other.)
  3. ^ Sam Segal, "Jan Davidsz. de Heem," Grove Art Online, Oxford University Press [accessed 21 April 2008].